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Tribune Company Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company.

    Interview Details

    It is a lengthily process, event though they needed someone ASAP it took a good 3 weeks from start to end. Questions range from beginners to Advanced level- Technical questions, they don't try to trick you just find out what level you are. First interview was a phone interview with manager and a few of their senior staff, second was with another senior staff and last and final was on site with members of other teams

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    AP & Royalty Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company.

    Interview Details

    Met with the Director of FInance, Controller, AP and AR Manager. The interview was very comfortable and friendly

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to put together your own team. What are some characteristics you would look for in a team member?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't neogotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company.

    Interview Details

    First round is five question asked via email. These are general question like why you think you are a good fit for this job and what are you strengths. Second round is phone interview. The hiring manager would ask you some details about the projects you did in the past.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no unexpected question. But be prepared about the details of the projects you did.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IT Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got an email from HR, followed by a phone call to schedule an in-person interview. HR then handed me over to the Technical Support manager who then communicated with me through email. Tech manager scheduled interview with me through email. Came in for the interview, parked in a garage nearby (since the interview was downtown). I waited at the front lobby for the manager to come and escort me to the office/interview site.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions regarding command lines and structure of web servers/data structures. The interview specially for the IT division did NOT consist of general questions like "What are your strengths and weaknesses" but rather, straight to the technical aspects.

      The manager did most of the talking regarding their company's background. One of the smoothest interview process that I have ever had.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone interviews. The first was with the HR representative. She was very nice and asked the usual interview questions. I tried to ask as many questions as possible and she answered as much as she could. She mentioned that the supervisor would explain the job duties.

    I had the interview with the supervisor and he gave me a brief overview of the job. I think it is a new internship and he wasn't sure exactly what I would focus on. He most;y focused on my background.

    Interview Questions
    • The supervisor asked me about software I had used that wasn't really related to the position. It threw me off a little since I wasn't expecting it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were really reasonable. They are very flexible on hours. The pay they offered was great.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The HR Recruiter contacted me by email and had to fill out the pre screening questions. Once that was completed, there was a phone interview with the HR Recruiter. I got a call back the next day to schedule an in person interview with the Hiring Manager and his collegue. The HR Recruiter was great, he gave me some feedback and prepared me for the interview. The interview with the Hiring Manager and his collegue was pretty casual and lasted one hour. I got a call back that day to come back for a second interview with the VP of Operations. The interview with the VP was also casual. Later that day I got the offer. The interview process with fairly quick and a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. How many years of experience do you have in period close tasks in accordance with GAAP including reviewing P&L, preparing journal entries and variance explanations and creating projections for future operating periods? At what companies?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate salary and longer vacation time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Tribune Company in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Talk to HR Recruiter. Then the process began with several interviews. This may not be the normal process, this is the process that I went through. The first interview began with a phone interview with the direct hiring manager,. An interview in person with the direct reporting team members in a panel interview setting.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Product Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contacted initially by a contract recruiter working for Tribune. The conversation went well enough to speak with the hiring manager, although there were some concerns on whether I'd fell fulfilled in the role. Getting to the hiring manager was weird in that it was scheduled, cancelled and then rescheduled. Even at the rescheduled time the hiring manager was 20 mins late to the phone interview. I had to all the recruiter to find out what happened. Then the hiring manager called me right after that. By then, I figured out why they're "emerging" from bankruptcy. Several weeks later, after I reached out to the recruiter a few times, I found out they filled the role with an internal candidate. In retrospect I feel like the old guard is trying to preserve itself in the midst of the bankruptcy emergence and that I was interviewed only to put a check mark in the box of "I looked at external candidates." Given the hiring manager's unprofessionalism, I'd bet they already had the status quo hire in mind and I was just a smoke screen.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing technical about product management at all. All about role, it's "newness" et al. Nothing worth remembering   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inbound Advertising Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Tribune Company in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    basically its a customer service job in terms of answering the phone but you also have to do another workload depending on your dept. and be happy and talk about empathy and how you love helping people. you are probably going to take a spelling test and they don't tell you that hey you might end up placing classified ads over the phone or you may be proofreading obituaries and taking them over the phone/email/fax or it could be legal notices. job title is misleading.

    Interview Questions
    • none, it was typical customer service job interview questions. the hardest would be the spelling test because some of the words are things no one even mentions in everyday conversation or even in the job itself.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation in terms of pay or schedule. basically you just get an offer letter and your start date and you get your schedule at the end of training which is so short (like 5 days but about 6 hours a day at the most.)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Tribune Company in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a couple of employees for this position and subsequently contacted by the recruiter.
    email to the recruiter initially had no result. a phone interview was scheduled and then canceled 1 min before the interview. A second date was then proposed which I then accepted.
    During this call, interviewer made no attempt to draw out my experiences; he asked have you worked in agile environment and what is a solution architect. 20 minutes in all with no feedback. very disappointing experience

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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